A southern spy in Northern Virginia : the Civil War album of Laura Ratcliffe
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Charleston, SC : History Press, 2009.
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Center for Local History Biographies
VA B RATCLIFFE L
Westover Biographies
B RATCLIF L
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Nov 13, 2018
Description
As the Civil War raged, Confederate brigadier general J.E.B. Stuart entrusted a secret album to Laura Ratcliffe, a young girl in Fairfax County, as a token of his high appreciation of her patriotism, admiration of her virtues, and pledge of his lasting esteem."? A devoted Southerner, Laura provided a safe haven for Rebel forces, along with intelligence gathered from passing Union soldiers. Ratcliffe's book contains four poems and forty undated signatures: twenty-six of Confederate officers and soldiers and fourteen of loyal Confederate civilians. In A Southern Spy in Northern Virginia, Charles V. Mauro uncovers the mystery behind this album, identifying who the soldiers were and when they could have signed its pages. The result is a fascinating look at the covert lives and relationships of civilians and soldiers during the war, kept hidden until now."
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Book
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222 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
1596297433 (alk. paper), 9781596297432 (alk. paper)

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Confederate Brigadier General J.E.B. Stuart entrusted a secret album to Laura Ratcliffe, a young girl in Fairfax County, "as a token of his high appreciation of her patriotism, admiration of her virtues, and pledge of his lasting esteem." A devoted Southerner, Laura provided a safe haven for Rebel forces along with intelligence gathered from passing Union soldiers. Ratcliffe's book contains four poems and forty undated signatures of Confederate soldiers and civilians. The author uncovers who these soldiers were and when they could have signed its pages.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Mauro, C. V. (2009). A southern spy in Northern Virginia: the Civil War album of Laura Ratcliffe. Charleston, SC: History Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Mauro, Charles V. 2009. A Southern Spy in Northern Virginia: The Civil War Album of Laura Ratcliffe. Charleston, SC: History Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Mauro, Charles V, A Southern Spy in Northern Virginia: The Civil War Album of Laura Ratcliffe. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2009.

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Mauro, Charles V. A Southern Spy in Northern Virginia: The Civil War Album of Laura Ratcliffe. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2009. Print.

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